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. joining us is steve clemmons. he writes at the washington note and atlantic magazine. steve is also a former policy adviser for new mexico senator jeff bingaman. thank you for being here. >> great to be with you rachel. >> am i being naive to think this was going to pass? >> a lot of people thought it was going to pass. of all the treaties, this would be the easiest to pass. there were other treaties pending. this is about people in need and it didn't. this is a branch of the gop that did you want represent all republicans, but it's the obnoxious nationalist wing that really resents any international deal making. there's a lot of worry not just about people with with disabilities, but all the other trea treaties that position the united states and show that it can be the primary sculptor of global affairs, and we're defecting from that as of today's vote. >> so 126 countries ratifying this, but us, not ratifying it. particularly when it's modelled on our law. that takes us out of a global leadership role? >> it leaves a void that the united states is walking away from the responsibi
with word that they are expecting. >> lots to talk about this morning. republican senator ron johnson, steve smith, to talk about that carbon monoxide leak that sent dozens of kids off to the hospital. and pat houston, whitney houston's sister-in-law and manager will join us to talk about a new book tuesday, december 4th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome, everybody. ron brownstein joins us this morning, cnn senior political analyst. editor for national journal. bob shrum, and will cain. zoraida is sticking around with us as well from "early start." our "starting point" really is about the frustration and more finger pointing now about this fiscal cliff. 28 days remain before drastic tax hikes and spending cuts take effect. republicans are offering a plan that calls for $2.2 trillion in deficit savings over the next decade, including $800 billion in tax reforms, $600 billion from medicare reforms and $6 billion in spending cuts. the white house said no go to this. why so fast? >> reporter: very quickly because they want republicans to capitulate on increasing tax r
is the brother of our , cocontributor steve hayes, fox news and "weekly standard," figured out somebody has to capture the memories. honor flight is a great program started by joe dean, ibm executive. he heard about this and what they do is go to a city like chicago and they will find as many world warii veterans as they can and do an all expense trip, day trip to d.c. and they come and get to come and see the memorial. a lot of people can volunteer to do it. i am so excited. i have been waiting for the movie for two years. bob, you have seen the veterans in washington as well. >> bob: first, disappointed about taking so long to get the world war ii monument up. it was a big debate going on. i don't know why. it's such a beautiful thing first of all to see it. to see the guys coming. let's remember now, i don't think anybody is a world war ii veteran is less than 80 years old. if you think about it, if you were 16, 17 in 1941. so we are losing these people at a rapid rate. thought they could finally come and see the honor that they deserve is just remarkable. the honor flight idea was a ter
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